: 25,885 Student-faculty ratio
: 17:1 Graduation rate
: 4-yr., 71%; 6-yr., 91% Annual in-state cost
: $29,049 Annual out-of-state cost
: $51,927 Avg. debt at graduation
Berkeley admits only 22% of applicants, making it the most selective school in our top 100. Over one-third of these elite students scored 700 or above on the verbal portion of the SAT, and 58% hit 700-plus on the math portion. Its $29,049 in-state price tag may seem high, but average debt at graduation is $17,116, the third lowest in our top ten.
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